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Four Classes In TLDSB Moved To Online Learning Temporarily Due To Spike In “Illnesses”

KAWARTHA LAKES-Four classes in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) were moved to online learning today due to a number of “illnesses” in the classroom.

Three classes at Dunsford District Elementary and One at Queen Victoria Public School in Lindsay are impacted.

“These students and staff will resume in-person learning on Monday, April 4, unless they are unable to due to their personal isolation requirement.” Sinead Fegan, Communications TLDSB told Kawartha 411.

The board says they don’t collect data on the type of illness so it is unclear if it is related to COVID-19, seasonal allergies or cold and flu season.

“School principals monitor absence numbers daily. Once the absence numbers are showing a spike, then the principal reaches out to the school superintendent and a decision is made,” explained Fegan.  “Should the number of illnesses be rising quickly or too high to maintain a healthy and safe school, a class or entire school may move to remote learning temporarily.  In these situations, the principal will communicate this information to families of the affected class. Additionally, the principal will send a full-school letter to keep the community informed.”

According to the board, students can head back to the classroom on Monday of next week unless they are required to isolate.


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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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